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The journal and Republican. (Lowville, N.Y.) 1929-current, March 22, 1972, Image 2

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E D I T O R I A L S Viewpoint . . . It used to be that when some nut shambled into m y high school classroom sporting a purple Iroquois scalp lock a hedrddown to his khees. exuding an aura of unwasheddlslnhibition and looking rerrtarkabh like an unmade bed. I could tell him to shape up or ship out. Todav he's all too 3pt to come shuffling hack Into class the next day, grinning vacuoush and waving a court order signed by some* judge which compels me to readmit this clown into a serious learning situation which I've heen preparing pain­ stakingly for weeks and upon which he w ill now proceed to have the same effect which the Marx Brothers used to have upon the dowager's tea partv. Thanks a lot, Your Honor. It used to he that I decided as a high school principal what reading material could or could not be circulated on mi campus Not any more. The courts have approved the distribution ot the indescribably slim\ and scabrous “ underground” newspapers on school grounds, a decision precisel* , tantamount to approving the tax-supported circulation among rhildren of hard-core pornog­ raphy.Feel uplifted, Your Honor'’ It used to he that I could let those of m\ pupils who expressed the desire unite qutetlv in praver. We all know who stabbed this ancient, innocent pr3Ctire m the back Don’t we, Your Honor'* Yes, there were lots of things we educators used to do as a matter of course that the judges won't let us do anv more- things like requiring children to salute the flag for which so many of their countrymen have died; keeping crim inals and ex-convirts luke Fldndge Cleaver and the “ Chicago from bellowing their incendtarv obscenities at school assemblies: and assigning pupils to ability groupings or “ t r a c k s \ without uorrvmg about whether each tract was “ ethnically balanced.\ I can’ t do anv of these important parts of mv educational 10 b anv more. The judges have said \N o \ to all these things because allegedly they violate somebody’s “ rights.\ \Yell, hou about mv “ right” to pracuce mv own profession without interference from some olfmuus lack*jurist who is about as qualified to make decisions on educational m atters as I am to participate in a manned Mars landing0 What happened to rm • T i g h t \ to e n f o r c e o r d e r and d e c e n c y and s c h o la r ly a p p e a r a n c e m m . c l a s s e s so that I c a n get on the job I’ m paid to do** The ’udges sa\ some hairv idiot, badh tn need of a hath, has the “ right” to infest m> schoolroom looking like Pithecanthropus E rectus m search of a cave. What in blazes became of mv “ right” not to have to look at him every day0 Or smell him, for that matter0 Does everybody have rights exrept srhool teachers'* And tf so. how come** When the N a z is set out fo commit genocide against the Jew s , they struck at their morale first. Thev forced them to wear humiliating inxigna on their clothing. They froze them out of the professions. Tht*y made them polish storm, troopers’ boots on city sidewalks. When the Jew s * morale had been sufficiently shattered, there gaped wide for them theconcenlration camps and the gas chambers* Genocide became just a matter of time. Okay, Your Honor. For the past 10 y e a rs you’ve been chipping king-size chunks off my morale. You haven’ t made me wear humiliating clothing, but you’ve made me accept student costumes in my classroom which profoundly humiliated me as an educator. \ou haven't frozen me out of my profession, but you’ve turned it into a cross between Hatgbl-Ashhury and a gang rumble.You haven’t made- me* polish anybody *s shoes, but you’ve made It Impossible for me to require my pupils to wear any. All right. You’ve succeeded. My morale is shot. So is that of my colleagues. To find morale any lower than the average teacher’s to-day you’d have to dig a hole deeper than the one used for last w a r 's Amchifka. bomb test. W e 'r e a l l •soften*! up fo r Ihp g a s c h a m b e r s . Y o u r H onor. W ill you pipe tt m a r t i f i c i a l l y , or w ill you ju s t m a k e u s inhale s o m e o f you r co u r t d e c isio n s o n how to ru n th e s c h o o l s a c c o r d i n g to C o o k and B la c k s t o n c 0 - D r . M a x R a f f e r t y S e l l i n g <>/ HEW? Last winter the C B S television network stirred up a national furor wtth a broadcast entitled “ The Selling of the Pentagon.*’ The joint of the program was that the Defense Department was spending billions of d o llars of taxpayers’ monpy for somewhat dubious purposes, including considerable publicity for itself. Great attention was paid to Pentagon briefings on Issues, speeches, press releases, film s , pamphlets and other devices for telling the story o l our m ilitary defenses. The net im p ression was that the taxpayer was being bilked. Although there* has been and continues to» be dispute about the accuracy of mam C B S assertions, the general theory that an agency dispensing billions of dollars of taxpayers' money should b e sutiject to exacting onlitfu1' t s valid enough. A ’e therefore wonder when the TV pundits are* going let turn tie- r r x -ray vision on other departments of government spending - particularly outlays for domestic welfare. When, for example, are we going to get a documentary called “ The Selling of H E W 1’ ' The truth of til! matter is that, despite Intense propaganda about the ‘' m il 1 1 a r v -1 od us I r I o. I com p lex,\ U.S. spending for na­ tional defense has for a de-cade and more taken a decreasing rather than increasing percentage of Am e rica’ s fax dollar. In 1539 some •!? per cent of the national budget was devoted to military expenditure; in President Nixon's budget for fiscal 'I t , lilts had dropped to 37 per cent, fro m 10C3 through 1.971. moreover, Ij-e absolute dollar amounts tor defense- were reduced ax well - from ?75.7 fo $ 1 4 .'. billion. It is obvious that non-defense* sjr-njir ' has te e n increased enormously in fbis period, and nowhere' more rapidly than tn the matter o l domestic cutlavs under the Department of Health, Education ard Welfare. Since 1963 spending hv this department has m o re than tripled — from $ 2 0 . 2 billion fo a pro'ocloi $rs 7 billion for fiscal '7 3 ft is estimated by U.S. News I W o rld Report that In fiscal '74 on current trends, this department w ill dispose of more dollars than the Pentagon. tn that year, the magazine estimates, H E W w ill have outlaw Ol $89 billion. While defense spending w ill b- around $84 billion. Thus m a period of great peril abroad, high faxes ar.d inflation at home, we will actually be spending more d o llars for domestic handouts than for defense ol cue ration against foreign enemies. And of course, H E W has its 01-71 publicity apparatus, as -well Do-sn't that curious speriacledeserve.idcg u m e n fary'-A r izoa Republic Im a g e o f Youth Is the* im 3 £*» of Am e rica's >cur.g rf*flecc*vj accuratelv bv Uk-* hippies 0 Reeeni polks ir.Jtcate otherwise. The TnsUtete* of I.JR* Insurance conducted .1 nationwide survey and foun.cS that Ui«=* old- fashionod values of m arriage, fam ily, financial security, savings,, a fob - those are the values ta which the vast m ajority of the yemnrr FubteNhe. There* arc* 40 million Americans 1 2 to 2Z%. Otir national median a^e is 27. One-fourth of our nation**; personal income IS In households headta! bv a person under the ape of 25, and thts w ill evpztrd to one-third he th* end of Ou? dread'-* Two out of three yo-jnp, men and woiren believe that a woman’s place Is sttll in the hum«‘, according to th* su r v e y 'lost want to develop a pattern of s a u r^ s Most quit thetr first job bc-caus* ot “ limited cppom m u for promotion” ar.d “ R u ^ q u a te salarv gronrth,'* hardly th» \butterflies are fre e \ approach to life. In another survey by Scholastic Mapazine among high school students, they turned do-wo by a 7 out of 10 margin the militant groups such as Students for 3 Democratic Society and the B lack Panthrrr. and said they have a negative impact cn societv Some 75 per cm t said tftv\ want to live m a sm all tov-n o r rural area 3 rd go p-er cent said they believe reWrrlon is playing a greater role than ever t-Tore tn American life. T h e s e fif^ures a r e sign ifican t T h * \ in d icate fu t u r e p r o g r e s s , p a r t i c i p a t io n in lo c a l and governm e n t a f f a i r s , a s t r o n g econ o m y - an il, p e r h a p s , s u c c e s s fo r p r o g r a m s d e s i.g r t ^ to rnove in d u s try and Job^ to th*=* co u n trysid e and run awns from th e co n g e s t io n , c r i m e and pollu tion o f th * c i t i e s . - R e p . B i l l D ick in s o n (R , - A la ,) Q u o ta b le Q u o te s ' P.gb If x.M* fun to gn to r o l l e y , nr.v, n'— n riot ” — Ohtaiaren O f th*? Vietnam W a r - “ A wflr of Urn tam'llltoE, by U p aofauhfal, ■for l-bx ungrAtgfat.\ - Unkro’-vn “ W inter ffps too fnng in country towns; bangs on until it Is staT** and shabby, old And sulton.” - Wills* Slbert Caih<*r D e a r U n c le E l m e r : Now that G o v e r n o r W a ll a c e has won in F lo r i d a , the p r e s id e n t ia l w inds s e e m to be blow ing In h is d i r ­ e c t io n . W e n d e ll D e a r W e n d e ll: T h e r e s e e m s to b e a lot o f w ind c o m in g from h is d ire c t io n , too . U n c le E lm e r D e a r U n c le E lm e r : W a s n ’ t II th r il lin g - su c h a s i g h t - when o u r a s t r o n a u ts fir s t planted the A m e r ic a n fla g on the m o o n ? Monroe D e a r M o n roe: P h o e y ! T h e v yyeren’ t fo o lin g me fo r a m inute. All they did w a s s t ic k the fla g on the top of one o f the snow­ banks up on T u e H ill and then took a few p i c t u r e s . U n c le E l m e r e l e c t i o n ? B e a t r i c e D e a r B e a t r i c e : I didn’ t think v o u co u ld g u e s s . U n c le E lm e r D e a r U n c le E l m e r : C a n vou o f f e r a n y a d v i c e fo r p r o s p e c t iv e p a r e n t s ? Son y a D e a r S o n y a : V e s , I c a n . Get m a r r i e d f i r s t . U n c le E lm e r D e a r U n c le E l m e r : 1 am w r i t ­ ing m y th e s i s in a r c h e o lo g y . C a n y o u o f f e r m e an y tip s ? T w in d e ll D e a r T w in d e ll : D o n ’ t Ipave a s i n g l e sto n e un tu r n e d . H a l Ha! H a ! U n c le E lm p r D e a r U n c le E lm e r : W h o a r e vou la v o r t n g in the p r e s id e n t ia l D e a r U n c l e E l m e r : C u c u m h e r s m a k e m e b u r p s o m e t h in g t e r r i b l e . Is th e r e an y t h in g I ca n d o ? F a n n y D e a r F a n n y : T o o m ight try p ic k in g out th e s e e d s . U n c le E lm e r T i m e s ain ’ t what th e y u s e d to be. ! done je s t v i s i t e d m y frie n d Annte In th e h o s p ita l the o t h e r day. She w a s a s s p r y a s e v e r and looktn p u r d y good to . J e s t up th e t r fo r te s t s , but w a n ted t o get borne righ t fa s t . S h e w a s a te l ll B m e th a t she m i s s e d a l i t h e m t h e r e s o a p o p e r a s . I cou ld n ’ t t e l l h e r nothing about t h e p r o b l e m s c u z m y dan g te l e v i s io n is on the b lin k . It’ s a s sn o w y on m y s c r e e n a s it i s o u t s id e . Don’ t know w h a t in S a m s H ill ts w r o n g , b u t I ain ’ t a gonna find out f e r a w h ile cu z l atn ’ t g o t en u f m o n e y s a f e d up y e t . A n y h o w , o l A n n ie s a id s h e w a s a m ite co n tu s e d abou t what In tarn a t io n w a s a go in g on sh e don’ t th in k s o m e o f them a e t e r s and a c t r e s s e s know s e i t h e r , but s h e s a y s It’ s k in d e r funny and th e r e s u r e ain ’ t a d u ll m o m e n t. S h e g e t s a b i g k ic k o u t e r th e g a l s w h o s e th in k tn e y s high and m ig h t y a n d s o m e o f t h o s e ta l l t a l e s and b ig tin e s th o s e g u y s g i v e s era . O n th e s e on e h e r e p r o g r a m th is young f e l l e r s b e e n goin ou t w ith th i s s l i c k c h i c k fo r s o m e tim e n o w . a t l e a s t a co u p le o f y e a r s . S h e s b e e n d u m b enough to s t i c k to h im w h e n sh e ou g h ten h a v e b e e n m a k in g h im g r e e n w ith je a lo u s y . I d o n e th is o n c e w ith a m an an d b o y d id (t e v e r w o r k ! O l J o e w e r e n t p a y in g m e an y m ind an d I w a s p a y i n g h im p le n ­ ty. s o s I s a y s to m y s e l f A b i g a il y o u s e g o t t o g e t b u s y , I g o t m y ­ s e l f o l C le m an h e an d m e s t a r t ­ ed g o t o o u t a n d a l l th e tim e b a v in a g o o d lim e . O n ly tro u b le w a s that o l J o e go t M s s e t f a - n o t h e r g a l . B u t then . . . L i k e N o w by Terry Oakes T h e r e h a s b e e n m u c h t a l k d u r ­ in g the p a s t m o n th abou t th e c lo s in g o f A u g u s U n lao A c a d e m y in C a r t h a g e . T h e d e s p e r a t e s i t ­ uation la c i n g the sch o o l b o a r d h a s re s u l t e d from th e d e c i s i o n m a d e b y a u t h o r it ie s to tr a n s f e r one tea c h in g S i s t e r o f S t . Jo­ seph fro m th e A c a d e m y and r e ­ tir e a n o t h e r , d e s p ite th e (act that th e y “ c a n n o t ” b e r e p l a c e d If th is Is d o n e . T h i s a c t io n w i l l n e c e s s i t a t e the h irin g o f at l e a s t one la y te a c h e r by th e B o a r d o f E d u c a t io n . T h e ad d e d fin a n c i a l burden th t s w o u ld p la c e on th e i r a lre a d y lim ite d funds m a k e it se e m d o u b tful that A u g u s t ln lan A c a d e m y H igh S c h o o l w i l l b e opening Its d o o r s n e x t fa l l . A l ­ though su c h a step w o u ld in n o way a ffect m e p e r s o n a l ly , s i n c e r w ill be g r a d u a t in g in J u n e , I s t i l l fe e l v e r y d e e p l y abou t the c r i s i s that is con fron t in g the A c a d e m y tn p a r t i c u l a r , an d a l l p a r o c h ia l s c h o o l s In g e n e r a l. Why Is ti that re l i g i o n s a f ­ filiated s c h o o l s cannot r e c e i v e s t a t e a id to m e e t the* e x p e n s e s o f edu c a ting c h ild r e n . Just b e c a u s e thev a r e a t t e r d t n g p r l v a l e s c h o o l s is r o r e i s c o to d ” p r t v n c h i l d r e n of equal opportu n ity ln le a r n in g . II a l l the p a r o c h ia l s c h o o l s In New Y o r k S t a t e w e r e to c l o s e com e re s t S e p t e m b e r , th e S t a t e D e p a rtm e n t o f E d u c a tion w o u ld be fo r c e d to adm it th e stu d e n t s into alread y o v e r c r o w d e d p u b lic sch o o ls. It w o u ld them b e n e c ­ e s s a r y fo r th e s t a t e to m e e t th e ex p e n s e of ed u c a t in g h u n d r e d s o f thousands o f m o r e stu d e n t s . It Is a known fact that p a r o c h i a l schools, can ed u c a t e a c h i l d at a c o s t w h ich is fa r below the a v e r a g e c o s t o f ed u c a t in g th e sam e ch ild in a p u b lic sch o o l . W ould it then not b e b e t t e r fin ­ a n c i a l ly fo r th e sta t e and ta x ­ p a y e r s tn g e n e r a l to a l l o c a t e m o n ey to a s s i s t In o p e r a t l n g p a r - o c M a l s c h o o l s , r a t h e r than r a i s e s c h o o l ta x e s to a c c o m m o d a t e th e flo o d o f stu d e n t s to p u b lic s c h o o l s If th e p r i v a t e s c h o o l s con tin u e to c l o s e at the s a m e rate\* in m y op in ion , a student r e ­ c e i v e s a b e l t e r q u a lity ed u c a t io n ln a s m a ll p r i v a t e s c h o o l r a t h e r lim n |m w o u ld g e t In a la r g e p u b lic sch o o l . F o r one th in g . In a s m a l l e r s c h o o l , it i s m u c h e a s i e r fo r a te a c h e r to know w e ll each o n e o f h is stu d e n t s , in a la r g e p u b lic sch o o l , w h e r e a te a c h e r m a y h a w hundreds o f stu d e n t s , th i s b e c o f n e s m u c h m o r e d i f f i c u l t . T h e a t m o s p h e r e In a s m a ll s c h o o l Is m o r e c o n - « i m o m l ant* pJepuMicaa Dear Editor :| Keep Pitching I E d ito r , J o u r n a l an a K e p u b llea n : E n c lo s e d is a co p y ol a le t t e r I h a v e w r it t e n to the S y r a c u s e H e r a l d - J o u r n a l , A lth o u g h I e n ­ terta in lit t l e hope that yo u r e d ­ ito r i a l w i l l b e re p r i n t e d 1 fe lt that I sh o u ld g i v e It a t r y . ( E d i t o r i a l o f M a r c h 8 , 19 7 2 , fa ­ v o r in g a i d to p a r o c h i a l s c h o o l s ) . A s a fo r m e r L e w i s C o u n t la n , a on e tim e stu d e n t a t L o w v l l l e A c a d e m y and a s u b s c r i b e r to th e Jou r n a l and R e p u b l i c a n , ! d e r i v e g r e a t s a t i s f a c t i o n fro m re a d in g y o u r p a p e r , e s p e c i a l l y y o u r h a r d ­ h it tin g e d i t o r i a l s . K e e p p itch in g ! - R i c h a r d J . R u b a r , r 126 E . M ud M ill R o a d , B r e w e r t o n , N . Y . 13029. M r . R u b a r ’ s le t t e r to th e H e r - a l d - J o u r n a l Is a s fo l lo w s : “ I am e n c l o s i n g fo r y o u r c o n ­ s id e r a t i o n an e d i t o r i a l fro m the L o w v U le J o u r n a l an d R e p u b l ic a n , d a t e d M a r c h 8 , 19 7 2 , b y M ich a e l B l a i r . “ I am c e r t a i n that a telep h o n e c a l l to M r . B l a i r w i l l o b t a in h is p e r m i s s i o n to re p r in t th is a r ­ tic l e . “ I fe e l th a t It Is e s p e c i a l l y a p p r o p r i a t e a t th i s tim e , w h e n w e a r e ta l k i n g abou t s e v e r a l n e w s c h o o l s fo r S y r a c u s e , when L i v e r p o o l v o t e r s a r e r e j e c t i n g bond Is s u e s , w h e n N o r th S y r a ­ c u s e S c h o o l S y s t e m i s p lan n in g a hu g e bond is s u e fo r e x p a n s io n o f f a c i l i t i e s . T h e re p r in t o f t h i s e d i t o r ia l In y o u r p a p e r w o u ld c e r t a i n l y s t i m u la t e liv e l y in t e r ­ est and c o n f iro v e r s a r y , out o f w h ich c o u ld c o m e c o n s t r u c t i v e Id e a s fo r b e t t e r u s e o f t a x p a y e r s ’ m o n e y . “ I g r a d u a t e d fro m F r . L e o M e ­ m o r ia l H igh S c h o o l In 1932 and 1 know o f d o c t o r s , la w y e r s an d o t h e r p r o f e s s i o n a l m e n a n d w o ­ m e n , in c lu d in g a S u p r e m e C o u r t J u s t i c e , who a r e p r o d u c t s o f t h a t sch o o l . “ S u r e l y th e r e sh o u ld b e a t l e a s t a s m u c h d e b a t e an d p r e s s c o v ­ e r a g e o f th is is s u e , a s i s g iv e n to lh e c o m p l e t e l y a s s l n l n e W o ­ m e n ’ s L i b e r a t i o n M o v e m e n t o r the a i m l e s s m e a n d e r ln g s o f the N e w Y o r k S t a t e L e g i s l a t u r e . ” E d ito r ’ s N o te: Any o r i g i n a l e d i ­ to r i a l m a t e r i a l a p p e a r in g in the Jo u r n a l an d R e p u b lica n m a y b e re p r in t e d o r c o p i e d w ith o u t r e ­ q u e s t . W e b e l i e v e in o u r e d i t o r ­ ia l s and sta n d b y o u r o p in io n s a n d th e r e f o r e h a v e n o r e a s o n fo r lim itin g them o n ly lo th e p a g e s o f o u r n e w s p a p e r . MEMBER tdfAMK>NAL I W e w w p M p e r A sio c ltlio n - Founded 18B5 7556 S T A T E S T R E E T , L O W V I L L E , N . Y . 13367 J o u r n a l E s t a b l i s h e d 1838 R e p u b lican E s t a b l i s h e d 1830 M e r g e d 1860 P u b li s h e d w e e k l y b y th e o w n e r s an d p u b lis h e r s L o w v i l l e P r i n t i n g and P u b li s h in g C o . Inc. R i c h a r d E . S m ith , P r e s i d e n t - P u b lis h e r M ic h a e l J . B l a i r , E d ito r C a r o l S m ith , A d v e r t i s i n g M a n a g e r C a r o l D y k e m a n , O f f i c e M a n a g e r N a tio n a l A d v e r t i s i n g R e p r e s e n t a t iv e IN D E P E N D E N T N E W S P A P E R M A R K E T S , IN C . N e w Y o r k - C h i c a g o - D e t r o i t - D a l l a s - S a n F r a n c i s c o - A tlanta E n t e r e d a t P o s t O f f i c e , L o w v i l l e , N . Y . , a s s e c o n d - c l a s s m a l l m a tter S U B S C R I P T I O N - P A Y M E N T IN A D V A N C E $6.00 Y e a r N e w Y o r k S t a t e - $7.00 Y e a r E l s e w h e r e C o n tin e n tal U n ited S t a t e s - $ 9 .00 Y e a r A l a s k a , H a w a ii, F o r e i g n C o u n t r ie s Wednesday, March 2 2 ,1972 “ W h a t 's th e u s e o f la y i n g dow n . . . w h e n w e c a n s p r i g h t l y fo r l a a l a r g e r s e n s e w e know . . . w h e n so m e o n e s a y s w h a t’ s tr u e . . . th e M a s t e r o f a l l m a n k ind . . . s m i l e s fro m o u t th e b lu e . , . G o d k n o w s t h a t t r u t h i s e v e r y t h i n g . . . to th is b o r r o w e d l i f e . . . an d to th e end it w i l l p r e v a i l . . . thou g h In t e r im s m a y m e a n s t r i f e . . . s o m a n y f o l k s Ig n o r e th e tru th . . . u n l e s s i t ' f l t s t h e i r w a y . . . C o d k n o w s t h i s a n d to th e e n d . . . th e y w i l l h a v e to p a y . . . s o w e’ l l u s e th e f r e e d o m . . . G o d m e a n t f o r u s . w e ’ U w r i t e an d s a y w h a t 's to o u r h e a r t s . . , t h o u g h it w i l l n o t p l e a s e a l l. * ’ M icM 4 . Blair... A C L O S E R L O O K S f t d u c i v e to le a r n i n g than in a la r g e o n e . 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I f t h i s t a p p e r s , th e r e w i l l o n ly b e tw o S i s t e r s le f t In t h e h l g h s c h o o l . I w o u ld lik e to know w h e r e th e r e Is an o t h e r p a r o c h i a l high sch o o l in the D i o c e s e w ith s o few nuns on Its le a c h in g s t a f f . T h t s re c e n t m e a s u r e s e e m s to b e m e r e l y on e m o r e o f a s e r i e s o f atte m p t s to fo r c e th e c l o s i n g o f A u p jsttm a n A c a d e m y H igh S c h o o l . In re c e n t y e a r s , th e r e h a v e b e e n n u m e r o u s tr i e s a t c l o ­ s i n g th e s c h o o l , b u t th a n k s to th e B o a r d o f E d u c a t io n an d the p e o p l e o f C a r t h a g e and s u r r o u n d ­ in g a r e a a l t h a v e fa i l e d . B u t w e h a v e n e v e r b e e n c o n f r o n t e d w ith a s it u a t i o n s u c h a s th is o n e . W e h a v e b e e n told that th e .school w o u ld b e c l o s e d b e c a u s e o f l a c k o f f u n d s , but b e c a u s e ot g e n e r o u s d o n a tio n s , w e h a v e a l w a y s com e throu g h , .’ lo w , h o w e v e r , th e y a r e te l lin g u s that O g d e n s b u r g w i l l oo ! c l o s e the s c h o o l , t u t th a t w e m a y en d up w ith v e r y few r e l i ­ g io u s a u t h o r it ie s to tea c h to t h e s c h o o l , I o n ly hope an d p r a y Hint A u g - u s iln t a n A c a d e m y , m y s c h o o l , w ill m e e t th is c h a l le n g e an d re m a in op e n fo r m a n y y e a r s to c o m e . P r in c e s s E d ito r , J o u r n a l an d R e p u b lican : P r i n c e s s G r e t c h e n S t a n t o n an d h e r m a i d s , B o n n ie A x t e l l a n d D o n ­ na M a k u c h , h a v e b e e n v e r y t a s y the p a s t y e a r re p r e s e n t i n g L e w t s C o u n t y 's D a i r y In d u s t r y . B e s i d e s a p p e a r in g on r a d i o s t a t i o n s , t a k ­ ing p a r t to n in e p a r a d e s an d v i s i t i n g c l a s s r o o m s , th e g i r l s a l s o a p p e a r e d a t s e v e r a l s t o r e s in th e c o u n t y at v a r i o u s tim e s to p r o m o t e d a i r y p r o d u c t s . T h e y w e r e a t the L e w i s C o u n t y F a i r th r o u g h o u t f a i r w e e k . T h e y v i s i t ­ ed ih e L e w i s C o u n t y T r u s t C o m ­ p a n y a n d the N a tion a l B a n k o f N o r t h e r n N e w Y o r k a t L o w v l l l e and C r o g h a n . M t s s S tan to n a l s o a p p e a r e d a t T u r i n H igh lan d s C o u n try C lu b an d the L o w v t l le P o s t O f f i c e - S h e g a v e a sp e e c h b e f o r e th e K l w a n l s C lu b a t s d B e a - v e r F a l l s G r a n g e . T h e D a i r y P r i n c e s s C o m m itte e w o u ld lik e to thank th e s e g i r t s an d e a c h and e v e r y o n e th a t m a d e t h e i r r e i g n the p a s t y e a r a g r e a t s u c c e s s . A l s o , th e Jou r n a l and R e p u b lican fo r Its p u b lic a t io n o f p i c t u r e s and a r t i c l e s p r o m o t in g th e p r i n c e s s c o n t e s t and the d a i r y In d u s t r y to g e n e r a l . - S i n c e r e l y , M r s . D o r i s W a ls e m a n , C a s t o r l a n d R . D . 1 . S o m e t h in g r a t h e r s a d ts hap­ p e n in g In th e a r e a , and it a p p e a r s a p p r o p r i a t e th is w e e k th a t w e p a u s e to ta k e a c l o s e r lo o k . F o r y e a r s now th e tren d h a s b e e n to w a r d s la r g e r an d la r g e r c e n t r a l i z e d s c h o o l s , w ith the s m a l l e r s c h o o l s b e in g c e n t r a l i z e d out o f e x i s t e n c e . A t th e s a m e tim e , p a r o c h i a l s c h o o l s , w h ich h a v e b e c o m e th e o n ly re m a in in g h o ldou t a g a i n s l th e tre n d , h a v e b e e n u n d e r In c r e a s in g p r e s s u r e to k e e p th e i r d o o r s open d u e to r i s i n g c o s t s and o f t e n o b s t i n a t e a t t i t u d e on th e p a r t o f o u r le g ­ is l a t o r s an d c o u r t s to o f f e r them s t a t e a i d , alth o u g h it Is now a w e l l know n fa c t th a t if p a r o c h i a l s c h o o l s a r e fo r c e d to c l o s e th e c o s t o f ed u c a t io n tn g e n e r a l w ill g o u p a s th e i r stu d e n t s a r e fo r ­ c e d in t o t h e p u b lic s c h o o l s . 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It Is s a d b e c a u s e A u g u s tln lan r e m a in s the on ly hold ou t fo th e tre n d f o r b i g g e r and b i g g e r s c h o o l s to o u r a r e a . It i s s a d b e c a u s e It w i l l m e a n the end to o u r a r e a o f a h ig h s c h o o l p r o g r a m th a t e m p h a s i z e d I n d iv id ­ u a l atte n t io n fo r th e In d ividu a l s t u d e n t , so m e t h in g th a t ca n n o t he eq u a led ln t h e l a r g e p u b l l c s c h o o l s o f to d a y . P u b li c s c h o o l s d o have th e i r a d v a n t a g e s , but c e r t a i n l y m u c h c a n b e s a i d fo r th e s c h o o l w h e r e a stu d e n t c a n r e c e i v e e x ­ te n s i v e In d ivid u a l atte n t io n fro m h i s te a c h e r s - A u g u s tln lan l s su c h a s c h o o l . 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